We’re always happy to assist with any queries you might have, but if you’re just looking for a quick answer to a quick question, we’re hoping this page might provide the answers you need.
Some of our most common FAQ’s include:
How do I know my heating system need replacing?
You should consider replacing your heating system when it’s over 10 years old. However, there are other few signs that may indicate that it’s time to replace your heating system such as:
- Excessive dust and noise
- Cooling and humidity inconsistencies
- Air conditioning-related expenses are increasing significantly
How do I choose which heating system I need?
Which heating system you need depends on your business premises, size, occupation, purpose, the list goes on. If you’re unsure which system you should have installed that best suits your requirements, get in touch and speak to one of our professionals. You can complete the contact form or call us on 01179523355
How much does a heating system cost?
Heating system costs will depend on the system you are having installed and the area you want to heat or cool. Please feel free to get in touch for your heating proposal by filling in our contact form or you can call us on 0117 952 33 55.
Which heating systems do TEK offer?
We offer a wide range of different services, ranging from low-pressure heating systems, heat pumps, air handling units to radiant heaters. We design, install, maintain, and repair all types of systems, providing the complete heating service for our clients. For more broad information as to our service range and offering, please read our service page where you will see our main services and products and find more detailed areas of our website.
How quickly can you install a new heating system?
We have a wealth of experience designing and installing heating systems for all types of premises. The time required for the installation of a new heating system depends on the size of the system, building layout, access and other factors.
Do you install heating systems in my area?
Total Environmental Kooling are based in Bristol but operate throughout the UK. If you are based in and around Bristol the M4 corridor and the midlands, you get the additional benefit a local company offers such as quick turnaround time for installation, repairs, and maintenance.
What certifications do your engineers hold?
Total Environmental Kooling are a Daikin D1 Partner which means we offer extended warranties on their products (up to 7 years). We can also offer other manufacturers including Stulz, ICS, Mitsubishi, Toshiba, Panasonic, and LG. We have certification from Refcom, BESA, and are Safe Contractor approved. All our engineers hold CSCS skill cards, F-Gas certification and specific product and equipment training.
Which heating system is the most efficient for industrial spaces?
We have a wealth of experience in designing and installing heating systems for all types of industrial buildings including warehouses, factories, R&D buildings to name a few. We know every business has its own specific, tailored needs and we never approach industrial heating with a ‘one size fits all’ approach. Our tailored approach to dealing with industrial heating systems and client requirements means we can deliver industrial heating systems specifically to your premises’ requirements and budgets.
Which heating system is the best solution for commercial spaces?
We have significant expertise in designing and installing heating systems for all types of commercial buildings. We know every business has its own specific, tailored needs and we never approach commercial heating with a ‘one size fits all’ approach. Our design experience dealing with commercial heating systems means we can deliver commercial heating systems specifically to your premises’ requirements, different zones within the space, and budgets.
Which manufacturers do you work with?
Total Environmental Kooling is an approved installer for Daikin, Mitsubishi, Stulz, ICS, Panasonic, Toshiba, and LG with experience with many other manufacturers too. We are approved Daikin D1 installers, which enables us to offer a 7-year warranty on Daikin equipment which is exclusive only to approved installers.
What are the warranty options in heating systems?
The warranty options for your heating system depend on the client’s requirements; however, most split-type heat pump manufacturers offer a 7-year small parts warranty.
Do you assist with regular services?
Yes, we can provide regular servicing, with the number of visits tailored to the particular equipment and the operating environment. This can be as part of an annual maintenance package for your heating system or one-off service visits. If you are looking for a reliable partner to schedule regular servicing for your heating system, please feel free to get in touch by filling in our contact form or you can call us on 0117 952 33 55.
What does heating system service include?
A heating system maintenance inspection should include checking the motor, blower, drain line, coils, operating pressures and temperatures, the return and supply lines, heating levels, and connections.
What should I do if my heating system smell like gas?
If you smell gas in their utility room, you should call immediately a qualified technician to find out where the smell originates and fix it.
How can I book a service?
What is a heat pump?
These work by reversing the refrigeration cycle that you see in air conditioning to provide heat instead of cooling the area. They can extract the heat from both water and air and convert it into a useable heat source that can service a building.
It is not easy to understand how a heat pump can extract heat energy, even in temperatures far below zero, and bring it inside the building to make a noticeable difference. A good example is to imagine the fridge that you have in your kitchen – the grilles in the back get very warm from the heat that is extracted from inside of the fridge.
How does a heat pump work?
Heat pumps work by transferring thermal energy – they extract heat from the outside air into refrigerant, which is then compressed (raising the temperature significantly). The refrigerant then passes to the indoor unit of the heat pump where air passes across this hot refrigerant and heats the indoor air space.
What type of heat pumps does TEK offer?
What is an air source heat pump?
Air source heat pumps are an alternative method to heat your premises that can give more energy-efficient results than more traditional methods. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to get in touch by filling in our contact form or you can call us on 0117 952 33 55.
How does an air source heat pump work?
They take energy from the air outside and convert it in to heat for your premises. There are different types of air source heat pumps available – air to air heat pumps which you more typically find heating the air in commercial or industrial spaces, or air to water heat pumps which are more typical in residential settings, where the heat pump is used to provide hot water and radiator or under floor heating. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to get in touch by filling in our contact form or you can call us on 0117 952 33 55.
How regularly should my heat pump be serviced?
We recommend getting your heat pump serviced every year as this will help to ensure that it will last longer, operate more energy efficient and does not break down, and cause expensive repair bills. At TEK, we can provide regular servicing, with the number of visits tailored to the particular equipment and the operating environment, please feel free to get in touch by filling in our contact form or you can call us on 0117 952 33 55.
How efficient are heat pumps?
Modern heat pumps typically are highly energy-efficient, using the latest refrigerants and inverter technology. We would be pleased to provide you with further information on the specific equipment as part of your heating proposal, please feel free to get in touch by filling in our contact form or you can call us on 0117 952 33 55.
Can heat pump units can be used for air conditioning (cooling) units?
Heat pumps can often provide cooling as well as heating. TEK offers a large range of heat pumps and heating and colling solutions to meet your specific needs, please feel free to get in touch by filling in our contact form or you can call us on 0117 952 33 55.
What is an air handling unit?
Air handling units are used to take outside air in and recondition it and then supply the fresh air supply to a building. If you have any additional questions regarding Air handling units, please feel free to get in touch by filling in our contact form or you can call us on 0117 952 33 55.
How does an air handling unit work?
Air handling units work by taking ambient fresh air from outside, and then cleaning and heating or cooling it, sometimes humidifying it, and then distributing that around a building. They often have another fan which pulls used, dirty air out of the premises before resupplying it with clean air. If you have any additional questions regarding Air handling units, please feel free to get in touch by filling in our contact form or you can call us on 0117 952 33 55.
How many types of air handling units does TEK offer?
We can offer all types of Air Handling Units (AHU’S) along with all associated ducting. For more information, please feel free to get in touch by filling in our contact form or you can call us on 0117 952 33 55.
How regularly should my air handling unit be serviced?
We recommend getting your air handling units serviced every year as this will help to ensure that they will last longer, operate more energy efficiently and not break down and cause expensive repair bills. At TEK, we can provide regular servicing, with the number of visits tailored to the particular equipment and the operating environment, please feel free to get in touch by filling in our contact form or you can call us on 0117 952 33 55.
How efficient are air handling units?
Modern air handling units are typically highly energy efficient. We would be pleased to provide you with further information on the specific equipment as part of your heating proposal, please feel free to get in touch by filling in our contact form or you can call us on 0117 952 33 55.
What is a combined heating and air con unit?
Having a combined unit that handles both your heating and cooling needs work by having a single-coil, compressor, fan, and filter in one single unit allowing it to combine both cooling and heating capacity.
What are the benefits of using air conditioning system for heating as well as cooling?
Using your air conditioning system to supply you with heat has many benefits over and above traditional central heating systems, but being incredibly efficient is the most important one.
Should I swap to a combined unit?
Most split types of heat pumps are heating and cooling, however specific units for example server rooms are cooling only with electric heaters. So the choice of type of heat pump will also need to be driven by the space and usage of the room. This will be discussed in detail as part of our proposals to you. Please contact our sales team by filling in our contact form or calling us on 0117 952 33 55 to discuss your specific requirements and find out the options that are available to you.
Can I save money by heating with Air conditioning?
Yes – Obviously it depends on the amount you use it but modern Air conditioning systems are more economical than other heating systems like Central heating.
Air Conditioning Installation
Total Environmental Kooling are an established independent mechanical and electrical contracting company in Bristol offering a complete design, supply and installation service for air conditioning, climate control systems, ventilation and heat pumps.
Air Conditioning Maintenance and Servicing
We have an excellent maintenance team and provide full back up to all industrial and commercial clients including emergency air conditioning and climate control repairs, servicing, fault finding and regular planned maintenance visits.
Total Environmental Kooling carry out R22 site surveys and design and install R22 replacement solutions, in order to meet the ban on R22 refrigerant that was introduced in January 2015. We have the answers to your common queries on the legal requirements and implications on your business on our FAQ R22 page.
Bespoke Systems, Close Control, CMM, Thermal Rooms and Cleanrooms
We have extensive experience of designing and building Close Control, Cleanroom, Thermal rooms and CMM room facilities to very tight temperature and humidity control for many blue chip plc clients, including Rolls Royce plc and Renishaw plc. We can also improve existing facilities and retro fit systems to meet client requirements. We have carried out these projects in Bristol and Gloucester, the UK and worldwide.
Total Environment Kooling Ltd provides services throughout the UK and overseas. We design, install, service and maintain systems for domestic, commercial and industrial sector.